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Judge John Fairgrieve listens as lawyers talk during the unlawful detainer docket at the Clark County Courthouse on a recent Thursday.

As mediation program for tenants and landlords ends, evictions surge in Clark County

You can feel the stress in Room 302 of the Clark County Courthouse.
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A bigleaf maple shows its autumn yellows in Olympic National Park.

How well do you know the trees in your Vancouver neighborhood?

How many trees call the city of Vancouver home? And what kinds of trees are they? Not even Charles Ray, Vancouver’s urban forester, knows all the answers.
A Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership employee works among the monoculture of reed canary grass northeast of the Campen Creek wetland in Washougal.

With success of Steigerwald refuge restoration, conservationists want to improve Campen Creek in city’s Mable Kerr Park

Conservationists are launching plans to restore a 2,000-foot-long section of Campen Creek in Washougal’s Mable Kerr Park, building on successful restoration work at the nearby Steigerwald National Wildlife Refuge.
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Scott Long of Vancouver, greets his dogs, 9-year-old Beni and 6-year-old Darby, right, at Ike Memorial Dog Park in Vancouver. Six years after an off-leash park in Washougal closed, the idea is  under consideration in Camas.

Camas city officials consider adding dog park

More than six years after the area’s only off-leash dog park closed, Camas city officials are exploring the possibility of creating one in partnership with a local nonprofit group.
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Outsiders Inn coordinates daily meal trains at the Outpost Safe Stay Community and St. Paul Shelter for people experiencing homelessness. Crystal Drake, client outreach specialist, talks with client Doc Kerr.

Vancouver to spend an extra $1.4 million for staffing at two Safe Stay Communities

The Vancouver City Council agreed Monday to spend an extra $1.4 million on two Safe Stay Communities over the next year amid concerns of staff…


Sada VanQuekelberg makes a drink at a Starbucks retail location, Wednesday, June 28, 2023, in Seattle.

Starbucks aims to protect future of coffee with climate-resistant trees

Another climate change problem is brewing: the future of coffee.


Brendan Medbury, hospitality and engagement worker with Evergreen Treatment Services, holds the door for a client Friday morning in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, on Aug. 18, 2023.

Seattle boosts first response to drug crisis, still lacks treatment options

As fatal drug and alcohol overdoses continue to outpace last year’s record-setting 1,001 deaths in King County, Seattle officials spent the summer beefing up the…

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Oregon quarterback Bo Nix throws the ball to Oregon tight end Kenyon Sadiq, foreground right, during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Stanford on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Godofredo A.

Bo Nix throws 4 TD passes to lead No. 9 Oregon past Stanford 42-6

QB throws touchdown passes on the first four drives of the second half


President Joe Biden speaks to striking United Auto Workers on the picket line outside the Willow Run Redistribution Center, UAW Local 174, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, in Van Buren Township, Mich.

Biden’s talking democracy. But Trump’s winning on the economy

President Joe Biden believes he can win a referendum on former President Donald Trump’s fitness for office. But the history of modern elections suggests that…

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One dead, another injured in east Vancouver apartment fire

One person died and another was injured during a two-alarm fire Monday night at an east Vancouver apartment complex.

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Cicely Wilson is the founder of Sunnyside Up, a nonprofit in Nashville, Tennessee, that connects pregnant teens with resources they need to care for their babies.

A decades-long drop in teen births is slowing, and advocates worry a reversal is coming

Cicely Wilson’s work doesn’t end when she leaves her day job as a lactation consultant, doula and child care expert.


From left, Willie Jack (Paulina Alexis), Elora Danan (Devery Jacobs), Bear (D???Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai), Cheese (Lane Factor) and Jackie (Elva Guerra) in Season 3 of ???Reservation Dogs.???

Commentary: Funny, sad, smart and human: ‘Reservation Dogs’ was an ode to individualism and communal life

This week brings us to the end of FX on Hulu’s beautiful “Reservation Dogs,” a comedy about Native American life that is checking out on…

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Jayne: A challenger to Kent is welcome

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